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Disqualified security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

On Monday 11 March, Michael Ryan pled guilty at Coventry Magistrates’ Court to working as an unlicensed security manager on three occasions between 21 April and 28 September 2018. Mr Ryan was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £4,264 costs as well as a victim surcharge of £170 within 14 days. On 20 April 2018 […]

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White Star Security Services – The latest company to join The ACS Pacesetters

We are pleased to welcome White Star Security Services to the growing membership of The ACS Pacesetters. This privately owned company which has it’s headquarters in Yorkshire and offices across the North of England provides a comprehensive range of security services including: Key Holding, Alarm Response and Mobile Security Solutions Installation and Maintenance of CCTV, […]

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Essex security director ordered to pay out after supplying unlicensed security guards at West London school

Last Friday 8 March at Basildon Crown Court, John Raymond Daley, of Kilnwood Avenue Hockley in Essex, was ordered to pay a confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act of £25,000 and also prosecution costs of £11,000. The court order follows Daley’s conviction of six counts of providing unlicensed security guards to a school in […]

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Convicted Wiltshire security boss must pay £84,000 as proceeds of crime or face two years in jail

A Wiltshire security firm boss has had assets of over £80,000 confiscated after being convicted of providing unlicensed security guards to a school over a period of 12 years. Steven Renouf, the former owner of Taghna Security Services, has 28 days to comply with the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) confiscation order, which was […]

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IPSL Security Teams receive 2018 Silver Fox Certificate and individual Awards

The Silver Fox Audit team completed a series of regular audits throughout 2018 to IPSL premises in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bradford and Camberley. These unannounced audits have been carried out at various times, during the day and night, to test the security teams and IPSL’s own staff. On 8th February Lynda Moore, Managing Partner of […]

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Unlicensed security boss given prison sentence for “blatant” and “premeditated” fraud

On 12 December, at Antrim Crown Court, Steven Ian Nixon (47) of Portadown and owner of Eventsafe Security, was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for fraud, and 3 months for supplying unlicensed security operatives. Both jail sentences were suspended for 3 years. Nixon was also given 100 hours community service. In January 2017, we received […]

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East London security bosses sentenced for supplying unlicensed guards to Upton Park development

On Thursday 22 November, Martin Makesa (49) of Bettons Park in east London, the sole director of London Guard Security Limited, and Emily Kamau (35) from Stratford and a former company director, were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court. They were found guilty of providing unlicensed security guards; an offence under the Private Security Industry Act […]

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100% Success for Moor House Security Team

Throughout the past year the Silver Fox Audit team from FM Contract Watch have carried out a series of unannounced audits to independently test the Ultimate Security team contracted to Moor House Management Services Ltd. Savills in the City of London. On 16th November, Lynda Moore, Managing Partner of FM Contract Watch presented the 2018 […]

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Changes to the ACS Standard and Self-Assessment Workbook will have an impact on the minimum score required to join The ACS Pacesetters

The SIA have published a ‘High level summary of changes to the ACS Standard and Self-Assessment Workbook’ which will be effective from April 2019. There are currently 9 sections to the Workbook, but this will be reduced to the following 7: Strategy Service Delivery Commercial Relationship Management Financial Management Resource Management People Leadership A number […]

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Approved Contractor Scheme consultation on eligibility criteria requirements launched

The Security Industry Authority has issued a draft document for consultation on the criteria to enable companies to join the Approved Contractor Scheme. Businesses must reach the following to enable them to seek approval: Be a business that supplies at least 2 licensable operatives under a contract for security industry services; Supply licensable individuals under […]

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